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The Lufkin News

POLICE REPORTS: Attempt to make off with UT items thwarted by employee

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Posted: Saturday, October 28, 2006 1:00 am

When the suspect learned the police were on the way, he allegedly shoved the loss prevention officer and dragged her down several store aisles, the report stated. A store clerk heard the noise and went to investigate, only to allegedly be shoved by the suspect, according to the report. The suspect then told his two children to get into the car before fleeing the scene, the report stated. Items of clothing he attempted to take included a football, cap, baby shoes and bandana, all marked with the Texas Longhorns logo, according to the report. --- Assault was reported Friday in the 900 block of Hoo Hoo Avenue. A woman said a man she had just broken up with that day hit her with a closed fist and cursed at her, a police report stated. She said she hit him several times with a broom handle to try to get him to leave, according to the report. The woman said she'd had ongoing problems with her ex, the report stated. --- Criminal trespass and aggravated assault was reported Friday at The Colony Apartments, 300 Champions Drive. A witness reported seeing a teenage boy trespass on the apartment property then flee the complex, a police report stated. When management followed the boy, who was headed on foot toward Anderson Elementary, he allegedly pulled a knife, causing the manager to throw her hands up and leave, the report stated. Officers located a 14-year-old suspect but he had no weapons and they could not determine conclusively if it had been him or not, according to the report. --- Assault was reported Friday in the 100 block of Champions Drive. Two women who are neighbors were trying to stop a fight between their children, a police report stated. One of the women said she didn't appreciate the way the other was talking to her children, according to the report. The women began waving their fingers in the air at each other when one slapped away the other's hand, leading the other to slap her in the chest, a police report stated. The two women disagreed about who started the altercation, according to the report. --- Burglary was reported Friday at Burke's Outlet, 1835 W. Frank Ave. A pair of women's underwear was stolen, a police report stated. --- Theft by check was reported Friday at Lufkin Mall, 4600 S. Medford Drive. Someone used a hot check to buy flowers, a police report stated. --- Burglary was reported Friday at R&R Washateria, 1305 Abney Ave. Someone broke into a coin-operated machine during the night, a police report stated. --- Fraudulent use of identifying information was reported Friday. A Costa Mesa, Calif. woman working on her taxes found out someone in Lufkin was using her Social Security number, a police report stated. --- Shoplifting was reported Friday at Target, 4200 S. Medford Drive. A 17-year old tried to steal a can of compressed air and was issued a citation, a police report stated. --- Criminal trespass was reported Friday in the 1700 block of Allendale Drive. A woman said a furniture rental company entered her residence through a broken screen door and took a couch and other items she was behind on payments for, a police report stated. The woman said she had $600 in cash hidden under a couch cushion, but an officer did not locate any money there, according to the report. --- Theft was reported Friday at Hunan's, 1108 N. Timberland Drive. A blue jean purse with keys, a checkbook, cash and debit cards was taken, a police report stated. --- The Lufkin Police Department made three arrests late Friday and early Saturday. Arrests and charges included: Coree Kennedy, 25, commitment from Lufkin municipal court; M.C. Alexander, 19, assault/family violence, criminal mischief; and Antonio Duron, 39, three traffic warrants. --- The Huntington Police Department made two arrests late Friday and early Saturday. Arrests and charges included: Jason Bennet, 20, driving while license invalid; and Jeremy Pierce, 19, issuance of bad check, failure to appear. --- The Texas Department of Public Safety made seven arrests late Friday and early Saturday. Arrests and charges included: Wilbur Ritchie, 29, theft by check; Shannon Hooper, 26, two counts of possession of a controlled substance; Dewayne Teal, 37, driving while license suspended; Robert Carver, 33, public intoxication; Kayla Denise May, 27, public intoxication; Joyce Ashley, 45, public intoxication; and Joe Ray Williamson, 39, parole violation for robbery, driving while intoxicated, no driver's license, no insurance. --- The Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested Chris Dykes, no age listed, and charged him with judgment for reckless driving. --- The Angelina County Jail housed 256 inmates as of 10:25 a.m. Saturday.

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